Cornell University

Cornell University

GRANTEE

More info via Google: amount $200,ooo awarded to Donald Kenkel

dsk10@cornell.edu.         January 2020.  (update) and May

PDF Form from Cornell, scroll down for Kenkel, Policy Analysis and Management

Don's previous study in 2017/18 for National Bureau of Economic Research
MOSTLY HARMLESS REGULATION? ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, PUBLIC POLICY AND CONSUMER WELFARE

Cornell University

COUNTRY

USA

MISSION PILLAR

Presidential Grant

PROJECT TITLE

Economic Study of Risk Perceptions and Consumer Demand for Harm Reduction Products

PROJECT SUMMARY

An economic study of risk perceptions and consumer demand for harm reduction products

He got a second grant in May: from Cornell list (PDF)

Kenkel, Donald

Policy Analysis and Management

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Inc. (inc?!)

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HARM REDUCTION, HYPERBOLIC DISCOUNTING, AND MENTHOL 135843       $52,500

https://research.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/A202005.pdf

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Article published on July 14

National Bureau of Economic Research

E-Cigarettes and Respiratory Disease: A Replication, Extension, and Future Directions

Donald S. KenkelAlan D. MathiosHua Wang

NBER Working Paper No. 27507
Issued in July 2020
NBER Program(s):Health Economics

Electronic cigarettes show potential to reduce the harms from smoking combustible tobacco, but there is uncertainty about the long-term health consequences. We replicate and extend the study by Bhatta and Glantz (20192), which reports longitudinal statistical associations between e-cigarette use and long-term respiratory disease. We are able to closely replicate their results. When we use a more flexible empirical specification, among respondents who had never smoked combustible tobacco, we find no evidence that current or former e-cigarette use is associated with respiratory disease. The statistical associations between e-cigarette use and respiratory disease are driven by e-cigarette users who are also current or former smokers of combustible tobacco. A striking feature of the data is that almost all e-cigarette users were either current or former smokers of combustible tobacco. We then discuss the potential for future applied econometric research to credibly identify the causal effects of e-cigarette use on health. Challenges include the potential selection biases that stem from the complex set of consumer choices to initiate and quit smoking combustible tobacco, use of e-cigarettes, and dual use of both products. We suggest using a variety of identification strategies to uncover the causal effects that use a variety of econometric methods.

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